ISHPEMING - Mike Tall beat out Elaine Racine for Ishpeming mayor in a close race Tuesday.
Tall received 1,273 votes beating Racine by just 59 votes with her receiving 1,214 votes. Tall said he will continue to serve the citizens of Ishpeming to the best of his ability
"The people in Ishpeming are very fantastic and have back me on many occasions with this being the newest," Tall said. "I hope to be as accessible as I always have and the new council that's coming in will be more accessible then they've ever been."
Racine said she has worked along Tall for years and has voted similar to him on many issues. She said she's looking forward to working with him as mayor.
"I think Mike will be a terrific mayor," Racine said. "I feel the city can make a lot of great decisions with him as mayor and the new council members."
Racine said Tall and she are great friends and they will work really well together.
"I think there will be a lot of great changes," Racine said.
The mayor serves a two-year term.
Adelle Whitefoot can be reached at 906-486-4401.